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Carlos Lopez Gonzalez and Noah Schippa shared a Little League pitching award and were presented with autographed baseballs by retired Major League player Steve Blass. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

NORTH CANAAN — Baseball legend Steve Blass made an appearance at North Canaan Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 4, to honor two students who shared the Little League pitching award in 2018.

Blass pitched for the Pirates from 1964 to 1974, and won two games in the 1971 World Series. He has worked as a Pirates broadcaster for more than 20 years.

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